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Near Chorazim in Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
 

Medusa

 
 
Medusa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
1. Medusa Marker
Inscription.  English Text:

In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the three Gorgons. Whoever dared to look her in the face was instantly turned to stone. Perseus (averting his eyes) succeeded in killing her and the winged horse Pegasus was born from her flowing blood.
 
Location. 32° 54.675′ N, 35° 33.851′ E. Marker is near Chorazim, Northern District, in Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Northern District Route 8277 2.5 kilometers east of Northern District Route 90, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Korazim National Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seat of Moses (here, next to this marker); Chorazin's Synagogue (a few steps from this marker); Conch (a few steps from this marker); Decorated Column (a few steps from this marker); The Synagogue (a few steps from this marker); Chorazin in Christian Sources (within shouting distance of this marker); The Synagogue of Jesus
Medusa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
2. Medusa Marker
View of both the marker and the cut stone piece with the Medusa design cut into it.
(approx. 3.5 kilometers away); The Synagogue of Capharnaum (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chorazim.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Korazim National Park, in the ruins of the ancient Jewish synagogue. It is my impression that this particular ancient Jewish synagogue is very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Judaism, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in the ruins of this synagogue are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Korazim (also known as Chorazin) is also part of the Biblical record, being a site that was visited by Jesus, as mentioned in Matthew 11:21 and Luke 10:13. It would be my guess that during His visit to Korazim, that Jesus would have been to an earlier version of this synagogue, that was most probably located on the site of this particular synagogue.
 
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Medusa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
3. Medusa Marker
Close-up view of the cut stone piece with the Medusa design cut into it.
Medusa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
4. Medusa Marker
View of the interior of the synagogue with a distant background view of the marker seen to the extreme right of the picture.
Medusa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 5, 2019
5. Medusa Marker
View of the front entrance to the ancient synagogue.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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